Definition of depasture in English:



[with object]British
  • Put (an animal) to graze on pasture.

    ‘this right enables the commoners to depasture some 3,000 ponies’
    • ‘To be eligible, applicants must have common rights, pay marking fees, have turned out stock in the previous year and have the facilities to support the number of animals they depasture.’
    • ‘Early in 1854 it set the council rates, it granted publican, slaughtering, depasturing and timber licences, applied for $200 to pay the teacher, W.H. Humphage and started on the improvement of roads.’
    • ‘And if he thinks it is to his pastoral advantage he can depasture cattle or move cattle or sink wells?’
    • ‘Nothing else was done to the land, except that it was resumed for the purpose of preventing cattle being depastured on it.’
    • ‘But thus if the pastoralist has right to depasture cattle and there were a native title right or interest, for example, to use some of the foliage or grasses that commonly were found in that area…’